Insider Trading


  • Tokyo Hit by Claims of Insider Trading Thursday, 28 Oct 2010 | 7:59 PM ET
    Tokyo Exchange

    Japan’s financial regulator and the Tokyo Stock Exchange are investigating recent trading activity following allegations of widespread insider trading ahead of new share issues by Japanese companies. The FT reports.

  • So What Is Insider Trading? Tuesday, 26 Oct 2010 | 10:26 AM ET
    The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission seal hangs on the facade of its building in Washington, DC.

    Many recent SEC cases have one thing in common: an increasingly broad definition of what insider trading actually means.

  • Has Congress Been Scared Straight On Insider Trading? Tuesday, 12 Oct 2010 | 1:33 PM ET

    As a follow-up to yesterday’s Page 1 Wall Street Journal story about possible insider trading by Capitol Hill Staffers, the WSJ’s Deal Journal tracked down the professor whose 2004 study started the controversy over political insider trading.

  • Alaska Air CEO Faces Insider Trading Probe: Report Thursday, 7 Oct 2010 | 6:34 PM ET

    Alaska Air CEO William Ayer is being investigated by the SEC for insider trading, according to reports.

  • SEC Investigates Trading in Anadarko Shares Thursday, 29 Jul 2010 | 3:56 AM ET
    Crisis in the Gulf

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  • Bernie Madoff: F*** My Victims Monday, 7 Jun 2010 | 9:09 AM ET
    Bernie Madoff

    Bernard Madoff, the author of the biggest Ponzi scheme in history, told inmates at the Butner prison where he is serving his 150 years jail sentence that his victims deserved what happened to them, because they were rich and greedy, according to an article in New York Magazine.

  • Goldman Sachs director Rajat Gupta

    Government investigators believe a Goldman Sachs director improperly told Galleon Group hedge fund founder Raj Rajaratnam that Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway would be making a $5 billion investment in Goldman in September of 2008, according to a report this morning in the Wall Street Journal.

  • Major Issue in Goldman Case: Was There Really Any Fraud? Wednesday, 21 Apr 2010 | 11:47 AM ET
    gavel and money

    The government's case against Goldman Sachs revolves in part around whether the investor that selected the toxic securities at the center of the case also could be the primary victim.

  • U.S. Attorney announces charges against former Societe Generale trader Samarth Agrawal for stealing company information.

  • QUIZ: How Much Do You Know About Enron? Thursday, 25 Mar 2010 | 12:54 PM ET

    How much do you know about one of the biggest business scandals of all time? Take our Enron quiz and find out.

  • UBS Banker Used Coded Email for Insider Trades: US Thursday, 25 Mar 2010 | 10:08 AM ET
    gavel and money

    Using coded email messages referring to securities and money as "frequent flyer miles" and "potatoes," a high-ranking UBS investment banker and a trader made $870,000 in illegal profits from trades on tips about six UBS healthcare client acquisitions, U.S. prosecutors said.

  • Delaware's short-selling senator thinks the practice is fine so long as predators don't step in and create another Bear Stearns or Lehman Brothers-type crisis.

  • Jobs Bill Is 'Not Bipartisan,' GOP Sen. Grassley Says Tuesday, 23 Feb 2010 | 10:42 AM ET

    Congress could have passed a more sweeping jobs bill with larger bipartisan support if Democrats had been more willing to work with Republicans, Sen. Charles Grassley told CNBC.

  • Rajaratnam Pleads Not Guilty; Trial Set for October Wednesday, 17 Feb 2010 | 5:01 PM ET
    Raj Rajaratnam

    An October trial date in New York has been set for Raj Rajaratnam, charged in what prosecutors call history's largest hedge fund insider trading case. The founder of New York-based Galleon Group, entered a not guilty plea to an updated indictment released by prosecutors last week.

  • Galleon's Rajaratnam, Chiesi Face New Indictments Tuesday, 9 Feb 2010 | 5:13 PM ET
    Raj Rajaratnam

    A federal grand jury in New York has returned a new indictment against hedge fund mogul Raj Rajaratnam and former consultant Danielle Chiesi, sharply raising the stakes in what authorities had already called the largest hedge fund insider trading case in history.

  • Bank of America flag

    The New York Attorney General's office is filing civil charges against Bank of America and its former CEO Ken Lewis, saying the bank misled investors about Merrill Lynch when it acquired the Wall Street bank in late 2008.

  • Insider Faces Sentencing in ’07 Case Wednesday, 20 Jan 2010 | 11:00 AM ET

    A former hedge fund manager named Mark E. Lenowitz has been secretly cooperating with an expanding federal investigation of insider trading on Wall Street for more than two years, in hopes of reducing his jail time.

  • Galleon Case: Tipper X Revealed Wednesday, 13 Jan 2010 | 8:40 AM ET
    Raj Rajaratnam

    It is one of the biggest mysteries on Wall Street: Who is Tipper X, the secret witness at the center of the biggest insider-trading case in a generation?

  • Rajaratnam Lawyers Try to Reduce His Bail Tuesday, 12 Jan 2010 | 10:54 AM ET
    Raj Rajaratnam

    Defense lawyers for wealthy hedge fund operator Raj Rajaratnam are returning to a federal courtroom to try to reduce his bail on insider trading charges.

  • Gavel

    One of the alleged tipsters in the Galleon hedge fund insider trading case could plead guilty as soon as Thursday, CNBC has learned, potentially becoming a key witness in the sweeping federal investigation.